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Fishery company payments gambled away

February 21, 2018 | By More
Fishery company payments gambled away

A Christchurch fishery broker took $387,225 from seven fisheries companies and lost it through online gambling.

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Murder accused tells of sex worker’s death

February 20, 2018 | By More
Murder accused tells of sex worker’s death

Murder accused Sainey Marong has told how he strangled sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton in his car at Templeton to stop her yelling after a dispute.

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‘Unwitting’ drug couriers dealt with by court

February 19, 2018 | By More
‘Unwitting’ drug couriers dealt with by court

A couple say they were unwitting drug couriers when they flew into Christchurch with 5kg of Ecstasy worth $2 million in a suitcase on April 6 last year.

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Owner apologises for ‘menacing’ dog’s attack on boy

February 16, 2018 | By More
Owner apologises for ‘menacing’ dog’s attack on boy

A man’s heart-felt apology, delivered from the dock at his sentencing, helped to keep him out of prison as the owner of a “menacing” dog that savaged a 10-year-old boy.

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Accused rooftop burglar held in custody

February 16, 2018 | By More
Accused rooftop burglar held in custody

A man accused of being The Tannery’s rooftop burglar has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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Woman tells murder trial of being followed

February 15, 2018 | By More
Woman tells murder trial of being followed

A woman has told of being followed home from work late at night by a car driven by Sainey Marong, about six weeks before he is accused of murdering a sex worker.

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Witness list shortens at murder trial

February 13, 2018 | By More
Witness list shortens at murder trial

Appearances by 40 Crown witnesses have been removed from the long list of witnesses to be called at the murder trial of 33-year-old Sainey Marong, after agreement on a document setting out “admitted facts”.

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Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

Internet searches about kidnapping, necrophilia, and whether fire could destroy DNA were found on the cellphone of the man charged with the murder of Christchurch sex worker Rene Larissa Duckmanton, the Crown says.

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Marong jury trial opens

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong jury trial opens

The Crown will call evidence from about 80 witnesses in the three-week trial of Sainey Marong, accused of the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton.

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Russian man admits drug importation

February 9, 2018 | By More
Russian man admits drug importation

A Russian national arrested at Christchurch Airport 10 months ago has admitted importing 5kg of the class B drug Ecstasy into New Zealand.

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